The Ebay Rag Mag

September 7, 2008

Paypal Dispute Scam Coming From China

Filed under: News & Gossip — ebaygossip @ 7:08 pm
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Dear XXX XXXXX,

Item Not Received dispute for the payment you sent to hot stuff enterprise on Mar 5, 2008 (Transaction 221-775-854-221-775-854) is now open.

By opening a dispute, you are communicating with the BUYER, not PayPal , about this problem transaction. We will email you when your BUYER posts a response in the Resolution Center.

Use the link bellow learn more about PayPal’s dispute resolution process . (NEVER NEVER EVER CLICK ON ANY LINKS!)

Click here Resolve this Dispute and avoid funds deduction (THE LINK IS DEAD!)

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Transaction Details
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Seller’s Name: XXX XXXXX (Ok it appears I am the seller again)
Seller’s Transaction ID: 7DP17654GX785445X221-775-854
Transaction Date: Mar 5, 2008
Transaction Amount: -$1,291.98 USD (WOW thats a lot of money)
Your Transaction ID: 9S418577AD872064T221-775-854
Case Number: PP-449-619-671221-775-854

Buyer’s Transaction ID: 9S418577AD872064T221-775-854
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Deadline: SEPTEMBER 08 , 2008
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On SEPTEMBER 08 , 2008, this dispute will automatically close and funds ($1,291.98 USD ) will be deducted from your account . By escalating to a claim, you are asking PayPal to review the case and decide the outcome.(They gave me 1 whole day to respond to this or they will yank $1300 from my account!)

This is the last warning. A closed dispute cannot be reopened or escalated to a PayPal claim.(OOOOOHHHHH big scare tactic THE LAST WARNING!)

Thank you,

PayPal

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, Click here (THE LINK IS DEAD!). If your inquiry is regarding a claim, log in to your PayPal account and go to the Resolution Center.

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PayPal Email ID 221-775-854

End of Scam email

You need to be on your toes as these guys get more and more clever in these scams. Best advise I have is:

  • NEVER EVER CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN AN EMAIL!
  • Never keep more in your paypal account then you can afford to loose.
  • Forward all of these types of emails with full headers to spoof@paypal.com (hopefully they really do work to get them shut down)
  • Always read the email to check for any irregularities
  • Only log into your accounts from a new browser window
  • Never use the same password for all of your accounts and change them regularly
  • Have current virus and spyware programs installed and make sure they are updated.
  • Most of all use common sense
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